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sat
8-16-14

ORQUESTA BI-NACIONAL DE MAMBO

18 piece Latin jazz big-band

Balboa Park

     
     
thu
9-4-14

- SMALL DISASTER -

Ian Tordella saxophone
Julien Cantelm drums
Harley Magsino electric bass + electronics
Jason Shattil keyboards

playing jazz covers of Stereolab, The Beatles, Radiohead,
Bjork and more...

Seven Grand
3054 University Ave
(between Ohio St & Grim Ave)
San Diego

9-12p, 21+, no cover

     
     
sun
9-28-14

with the Curtis Taylor group

Curtis Taylor trumpet
& more TBA
Downtown SD Library
     
     
thu
10-23-14

Ian Tordella Quartet

Yours truly saxophone
Jason Shattil piano
Justin Grinnell bass
Kevin Higuchi drums

presented by 855 souljam.com

Croce's Park West
2760 5th Ave
San Diego
(619) 233-4355

7-11p, all-ages
     
     

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~ ~ Past Gigs ~ ~

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sat
7-26-14

The Surefire Soul Ensemble

I'll be filling in with keyboardist Tim Felten's excellent soul/groove band

The Black Cat Bar
4246 University Ave

9:30p

7-13-14
thu
7-26-14

Frances Parker School
Jazz 88.3 FM
Summer Jazz Workshop

woodwind faculty

Jazz Workshop

all Middle and High School jazz students please apply

sat
7-12-14

Joe Garrison &
NIGHT PEOPLE

San Diego's only large jazz ensemble playing all-original music

feat. special guest
Gilbert Castellanos - tpt

98 Bottles

2400 Kettner Blvd
Suite 110

8p, 21+
(2 shows)

thu
7-10-14

- SMALL DISASTER -

Ian Tordella saxophone
Kevin Higuchi drums
Harley Magsino electric bass + electronics
Jason Shattil keyboards

playing jazz covers of Stereolab, The Beatles, Radiohead,
Bjork and more...

Seven Grand
3054 University Ave
(between Ohio St & Grim Ave)
San Diego

9-12p, 21+, no cover

thu
7-3-14

- The John Reynolds Quintet -

john reynolds trumpet
ian tordella tenor saxophone
paul holtz piano
doug walker bass
kevin higuchi drums

music of Wynton Marsalis...

98 Bottles

2400 Kettner Blvd
Suite 110

8p, 21+

6-28-14

- Ian Tordella Quartet -

Jason Shattil piano
Benjamin Wanicur bass
Charles Weller drums

Robert Redford movie premier

The Salk Institue, La Jolla

5:00pm start

see Salk Institute website for details and cost $$$

6-20-14

- Ian Tordella Trio -

Justin Grinnell bass
Kevin Higuchi drums

 

Lunchtime gig
on the plaza

550 W. C St.
Downtown San Diego

11:00a-1:30p

thu
6-19-14

- Ian Tordella Quartet -

Yours truly saxophones
Joey Carano guitar
Kevin Higuchi drums

and featuring
Lee Pardini on keys

KSDS Jazz 88.3 HAPPY HOUR

at The Lafayette Hotel
2223 El Cajon Blvd
San Diego, CA 92104

5-7:30p

Please come support our only SD jazz station by buying a few drinks and hanging with us! Jazz 88 is a huge supporter of the local music community.

fri
6-13-14

- Ian Tordella Trio -
Ben Wanicur bass
Kevin Higuchi drums

with special guest
Alexander Noice guitar

San Diego Airport Terminal II Jazz Series

7-9:15p, free

thu
6-5-14

- The Jeff Denson group -

Joshua White piano
Ian Tordella saxophones
Jeff Denson bass
Jon Arkin drums

Del Mar Powerhouse
"First Thursdays" series

I'll be joining old friends and new to put on a fun set at The Powerhouse. We'll be celebrating the release of Joshua and Jeff's new record. Featuring bay-area drummer Jon Arkin.

see website for more info
http://delmarfoundation.org/

7p

sun
5-25-14
GREASE

Laurence Welk Resort
San Diego Theater

see website for more info:
http://welkresorts.com/san-diego-theatre/

sat
5-24-14
GREASE

Laurence Welk Resort
San Diego Theater

see website for more info:
http://welkresorts.com/san-diego-theatre/

     
thu
5-22-14
GREASE

Laurence Welk Resort
San Diego Theater

see website for more info:
http://welkresorts.com/san-diego-theatre/

fri
5-23-14

Joe Garrison &
NIGHT PEOPLE

San Diego's only large jazz ensemble playing all-original music

Seaside Ctr For Spiritual Living

1613 Lake Drive Encinitas, CA 92024
8p, all-ages

sun
5-18-14
GREASE

Laurence Welk Resort
San Diego Theater

see website for more info:
http://welkresorts.com/san-diego-theatre/

sat
5-17-14
GREASE

Laurence Welk Resort
San Diego Theater

see website for more info:
http://welkresorts.com/san-diego-theatre/

thu
5-15-14
GREASE

Laurence Welk Resort
San Diego Theater

see website for more info:
http://welkresorts.com/san-diego-theatre/

sun
5-11-14
with Sully & Blue Eyed Soul

Gator By The Bay
Festival in Mission Bay Park

late afternoon
~4pm

thu
5-8-14
GREASE

Laurence Welk Resort
San Diego Theater

see website for more info:
http://welkresorts.com/san-diego-theatre/

mon
5-5-14

- Ian Tordella Trio -

Justin Grinnell bass
Kevin Higuchi drums
+ special guest

La Jolla Athenaeum Mini-Concert Sereis

At the Athenaeum Library, Wall St, La Jolla

12p, all-ages, free

sun
5-4-14
GREASE

Laurence Welk Resort
San Diego Theater

see website for more info:
http://welkresorts.com/san-diego-theatre/

mon
4-28-14

- Ian Tordella Trio -

Justin Grinnell bass
Kevin Higuchi drums

La Jolla Athenaeum Mini-Concert Sereis

Downtown at the Lyceum Horton Plaza

12p, all-ages, free

sat
4-19-14

THE CHARLIE ARBELAEZ & MATT HALL BIG BAND

Trumpets: 
Michael Bogart
Gilbert C Castellanos
Curtis Taylor
John Reynolds

Trombones:
Matt Hall 
Erik Dewhirst 
Roy Brown 
Matt Waters 

Saxophones: 
Charlie Arbelaez
Christopher Hollyday
Ian Tordella
Robert Dove
Chuck J. Phillips 

Rhythm: 
Jason Shattil
Katie Thiroux 
Matt Witek

98 Bottles

2400 Kettner Blvd
Suite 110

21+, $15

7:30pm and 9:00pm shows

thur
4-10-14

- SMALL DISASTER -

Ian Tordella saxophone
Julien Cantelm drums
Harley Magsino electric bass + electronics
Jason Shattil keyboards

playing jazz covers of Stereolab, The Beatles, Radiohead,
Bjork and more...

Seven Grand
3054 University Ave
(between Ohio St & Grim Ave)
San Diego

9-12p, 21+, no cover

fri
4-4-14

Joe Garrison &
NIGHT PEOPLE

San Diego's only large jazz ensemble playing all-original music

The Museum Of Making Music

Carlsbad, CA

Check web for details

sun
3-23-14

John Reynolds presents a tribute to the 1961 Dexter Gordon/Freddie Hubbard album masterpiece "Doin' Alright"

John Reynolds trumpet
Ian Tordella saxophone
Melonie Grinnell piano
Doug Walker bass
Kevin Higuchi drums

Dizzy's - Where The
Music Matters Most

ALL-AGES SHOW

New location:
4275 Mission Bay Drive Pacific Beach 92109 (in the showroom of San Diego Jet Ski Rentals)

8p, $15, $10 students

fri
3-14-14

- Ian Tordella Trio -

IN 'N OUT:
A TRIBUTE TO TENOR-SAXOPHONIST
JOE HENDERSON

Justin Grinnell bass
Kevin Higuchi drums

+ special guests

98 Bottles

2400 Kettner Blvd
Suite 110

8p, 21+, $15

tue
3-11-14

Joe Garrison &
NIGHT PEOPLE

San Diego's only large jazz ensemble playing all-original music

KSDS Jazz 88.3
JAZZ LIVE

Seville Theater
City College
Downtown SD

Also listen live on the radio at 88.3FM!

8p, all-ages

sat
3-8-14

- Ian Tordella Trio -

Justin Grinnell bass
Kevin Higuchi drums

SD Center for the Arts
A Creative Music Concert Series

Villa Musica
10373 Roselle Street, Ste. 170
San Diego CA 92121
directions

8p, $15/$10 stud id, all-ages
free wine or non-alcoholic beverage with admission

fri
2-7-14

- SMALL DISASTER -

Ian Tordella saxophones
Julien Cantelm drums
Special guests:
Harley Magsino electric bass + electronics
Jason Shattil keyboards

playing jazz covers of Stereolab, The Beatles, Radiohead,
Bjork and more...

Seven Grand
3054 University Ave
(between Ohio St & Grim Ave)
San Diego

9-12p, 21+, no cover

sat
1-11-14

Joe Garrison &
NIGHT PEOPLE

San Diego's only large jazz ensemble playing all-original music

feat. special guest
Gilbert Castellanos - tpt

98 Bottles

2400 Kettner Blvd
Suite 110

8p, 21+

sat
12-28-13

- SMALL DISASTER -

Ian Tordella saxophones
Julien Cantelm drums
Special guests:
Harley Magsino electric bass + electronics
Jason Shattil keyboards

playing jazz covers of Stereolab, The Beatles, Radiohead,
Bjork and more...

Seven Grand
3054 University Ave
(between Ohio St & Grim Ave)
San Diego

9-12p, 21+, no cover

fri
12-6-13
Joe Garrison &
NIGHT PEOPLE

Seaside Ctr For Spiritual Living

1613 Lake Drive Encinitas, CA 92024
8p, all-ages

fri
10-25-13

Friday I'm playing a pick-up jazz gig at 7 Grand

Come out and enjoy some great tunes and a good band!

Ian Tordella saxes
Paul Holtz piano
Doug Walker bass
Charles Weller drums

Seven Grand
3054 University Ave
(between Ohio St & Grim Ave)
San Diego

9-12p, 21+, no cover

fri
10-18-13

- SMALL DISASTER -

Ian Tordella saxophones
Danny Green keyboard
Julien Cantelm drums

playing jazz covers of Stereolab, The Beatles, Radiohead,
Bjork and more...

Seven Grand
3054 University Ave
(between Ohio St & Grim Ave)
San Diego

9-12p, 21+, no cover

sun
10-13-13

Ain't Misbehavin'

(playing clarinet and alto saxophone in the pit)

Birch North Park Theater
on University Ave.

2p, see web for details

fri
10-11-13

The John Reynolds Quintet

I'll be joining John's group for some two-horn jazz at 7 Grand

Seven Grand
3054 University Ave
(between Ohio St & Grim Ave)
San Diego

9-12p, 21+, no cover

sun
10-6-13

Ain't Misbehavin'

(playing clarinet and alto saxophone in the pit)

Birch North Park Theater
on University Ave.

2p, see web for details

sun
9-29-13

Ain't Misbehavin'

(playing clarinet and alto saxophone in the pit)

Birch North Park Theater
on University Ave.

2p, see web for details

fri
9-6-13

- SMALL DISASTER -

Ian Tordella saxophones
Danny Green keyboard
Julien Cantelm drums

playing jazz covers of Stereolab, Radiohead,
Bjork and more...

Seven Grand
3054 University Ave
(between Ohio St & Grim Ave)
San Diego

9-12p, 21+, no cover

sat
8-24-13

- DOUBLE TRIO Vol IV -

- Ian Tordella Trio -
Yours truly on saxophones
Justin Grinnell bass
Kevin Higuchi drums

- Joshua White Trio -
Joshua White piano
Mark Dresser bass
Danny Campbell drums

Dizzy's - Where The
Music Matters Most

ALL-AGES SHOW

New location:
4275 Mission Bay Drive Pacific Beach 92109 (in the showroom of San Diego Jet Ski Rentals)

8p, $15, $10 students

fri
8-23 -13
Ian Tordella saxes
Melonie Grinnell piano
Doug Walker bass
Nathan Hubbard drums

Seven Grand
3054 University Ave
(between Ohio St & Grim Ave)
San Diego

9-12p, 21+, no cover

sun
8-4-13
With Benny Hollman's
Big Band
La Jolla Cove


2-4p
Free, open to the public
sun
8-4-13

SD PADRES

Yours truly - saxophone
Rob Thorsen - bass

Petco Park
Padres pre-game entertainment

We're at the gate
at 7th Ave & K St

11:00a-12:30p

sat
8-3-13

SD PADRES

Yours truly - saxophone
Joey Carano - guitar

Petco Park
Padres pre-game entertainment

We're at the gate
at 7th Ave & K St

3:30-5:00p

fri
8-2-13

SD PADRES

Yours truly - saxophone
Steve Haney - percussion

Petco Park
Padres pre-game entertainment

We're at the gate
at 7th Ave & K St

5:00-6:30p

fri
7-26-13
Ian Tordella saxes
Rob Thorsen bass
Charles Weller drums
Lunchtime gig
on the plaza

550 W. C St.
Downtown San Diego
thur
7-18-13
Ian Tordella saxes
Jeff Miles guitar
Sir Edward Kornhauser fender rhodes
Charles Weller drums

Seven Grand
3054 University Ave
(between Ohio St & Grim Ave)
San Diego

9-12p, 21+, no cover

sat
7-13-13

- DOUBLE TRIO Vol III -

-The Ian Tordella Trio-
with special guest Brooklyn guitarist JEFF MILES

Yours truly - saxophones
Rob Thorsen bass
Charles Weller drums

featured artist:
-The Joey Carano Trio-
Joey Carano guitar
NYC drummer Rob Weiss
Rob Thorsen bass

98 Bottles

Join us for this special double-header at 98 Bottles! Also expect some mixing-and-matching between bands.

2400 Kettner Blvd
Suite 110

8p, 21+, $15

fri
6-14-13

- The Ian Tordella Group -

Ian Tordella saxophones
Danny Green keyboard
Julien Cantelm drums

playing jazz covers of Stereolab, Radiohead,
Bjork and more...

Seven Grand
3054 University Ave
(between Ohio St & Grim Ave)
San Diego

9-12p, 21+, no cover

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